Rebel Captain AJ McInerney Wins Prestigious LV City Amateur

AJ McInerney is healthy and playing some of the best golf of his career. He backed that up with a win of the prestigious Las Vegas City Amateur, a major on the Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA) Tour. AJ also won the event in 2013, but was sidelined with a back injury and unable to defend his title last year. AJ also won the Nevada State Match Play tournament over this past summer and previously won the Clark County Amateur as a 14-year old.

In all, AJ is a winner of four total SNGA major championships. McInerney grew up in Las Vegas and helped lead Coronado High School to three-state Nevada State High School titles. He was the individual champ twice. The Las Vegas City Amateur was played at Las Vegas Golf Club, and AJ won by three strokes over a quality field.

“I felt good all weekend and I pretty much avoided mistakes both days, other than one bad shot in the final round,” said McInerney. “I made a double bogey on 15, but bounced right back with a birdie on 16 to seal the win.”

Former UNLV Golfer All-American Edward Fryatt finished in tie for sixth. Taylor Montgomery, a teammate this year of McInerney at UNLV, finished in a tie for eighth.

“It’s been 5 months in a row since I have had any back pain and no back issues,” said McInerney. “I have been able to work on my game and not worry about anything else so that has been very nice.”

McInerney, a senior, is the captain of the Rebels this year.